Monday, 28 April 2014

'White on White' Christmas Card

Good morning friends!

It's time for the Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge, which was to create an Elegant White on White card.  I had SO many ideas, but finally settled on a winter card which is odd because I love to get AWAY from snow and cold.

I have to tell you how much I am enjoying all the Elizabeth Craft Design products. Now they even have embossing folders! Their dies are lovely and they cut SO nicely. I just had to take a picture of the bits and pieces I used for the front of my card.


On the triple leaf, I drew along the veins with a glue pen, then added Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. The snowflakes (LOVE!) were cut from glittered card stock. To create that, I simply added a Double Sided Adhesive sheet strip to white card stock and removed the remaining liner. Pour on the Warm Diamond glitter, tap off the excess and polish it in with your finger. Ta Da - glittered card stock ready for die cutting.


The decorative square is 4-3/4", cut from white card stock and embossed with the Damask embossing folder. I added the white wreath, then added a strip of Score Tape along the bottom. This was also glittered and polished. Then I laid out my Triple Leaves and attached them with foam tape.



The layered snowflake was popped up on top of that then I set aside this panel.


While the next picture shows the 'Lots of Dots' embossing folder, the procedure is the same for the Damask one. The panel I wanted to emboss was larger than the folder. I embossed the first half, then lined up the folder again. Then, just place your top cutting pad even with the embossing folder and you will not end up flattening the first embossing when it goes through your machine!


As soon as I saw the '5 Part Pine' die set, I knew it would be a 'must have' for my collection. There are so many uses and looks you can get from this one little die set and I can't wait to play with it some more. Here I cut the pieces from white card stock, then embossed them all with the Curvy Swirls embossing folder. (I think that one is my absolute favourite). I swiped down the left side and across the bottom edge of each die cut and added Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Then I simply played with the different pieces until I had the trees I wanted for my pop-up.



Ok - fair warning. I took lots of pictures, as I wanted to show all the shimmer and shine on the card. I added Glitter Dots and a Glittered Peel-Off border, and the card base is white pearl.  I used the Agatha Edge die set on the front and the inside, and the Lots of Pops die created my Pop Up base.










I penned the words, since I don't have access to my Christmas stamps right now.


Get ready for lots of 'White on White' inspiration from the ECD Design Team, and watch for Joset's big blog post at the end of the month. It's so much fun to see everyone's cards all shown together in a big group post!

Supplies used:
Card size: 5-1/2 square
White pearl card stock - Recollections
Damask embossing Folder - KB104 Elizabeth Craft Designs 
Swirly Curves embossing folder - E119 Elizabeth Craft Designs  
Lots of Dots embossing folder - E114 Elizabeth Crft Designs
Big Triple Leaf die - 796, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Wreath - 731 Wreath and Bow, Elizabeth Craft Designs  
5 Part Pine - 755 Elizabeth Craft Designs 
Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Snowflake dies - 757, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Double Sided Adhesive Sheets - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Glitter Dots - 7018 Elizabeth Craft Designs
Glitter Border - 7010 Elizabeth Craft Designs

Agatha Edge - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Lots of Pops - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Corner rounder - Creative Memories
White card stock - Office Depot and Papertrey InkGlue pen (for veins)
1/8" Score tape - for glittered border

Thanks for stopping by today!


10 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, love those trees!

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  2. WOW, this is fabulous, Karen!

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  3. Beautiful card Karen! Love the front and the pine trees are so pretty embossed!

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  4. Karen - Oh my you have outdone yourself with this amazing white on white card!
    It is scrumptious and a complete delight!

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  5. What wonderful details everywhere! Loving that 5 Part Pine.

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  6. Beautiful holiday card! Anyone would be so lucky to receive it. Great job!

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  7. Seriously????? WOW!!!!! Amazing!!!!!
    xoxo-Julie

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  8. Your cards are simply beautiful and so elegant. Thanks for sharing.
    Lilaha from Kansas

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Karen